DescriptionReal-time refers to gameplay that happens without waiting for player input, i.e. in real time. Action games are real-time by default and therefore do not require this tag.
The real-time tag is used for RTS (real-time strategy) games, many managerial simulations which are not turn-based (e.g. Transport Tycoon), as well as puzzle games that require quick thinking, such as Tetris variants.
This tag is also used to describe combat in certain role-playing games (the ATB system of many Final Fantasy games or the Infinity Engine combat in Baldur's Gate and some other Western RPGs). This type of combat requires the player to manage the activities of the combatants in real time, and should not be confused with that of Action RPGs, where combat is action-oriented.
Rare examples of real-time games outside of the aforementioned genres (e.g. The Last Express) also exist.
Enter the six planets of the Labyrinth, alien planets rich in life. Just you, the sky, the native wildlife, the...
Partisan is an action RPG set during World War II. The player takes the role of a commandant of the...
Pastel Muse is a puzzle game where you shoot colored balls down a slope to match them up with the...
The Patapon tribe were once an incredible force to be reckoned with, guided by their god, Almighty. No foe was...
This is a direct sequel to the game Patapon. The tiny eyeball warriors return in their quest to find "IT"...
Patapon 3 is the direct sequel to Patapon and Patapon 2. It follows the gameplay of its predecessor: guiding the...
A Russian town, isolated for years from the surrounding influences of technology, finds itself subject to a terrible plague. The...
Patlabor: Operation Tokyo Bay is a real-time city-building simulation somewhat similar to SimCity series. The setting is taken from the...
Join the Hanseatic League - a group of daring traders banded together to trade with foreign lands and become a...
Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade is a managerial simulation set in the Hanse region. During the late middle ages the...
This compilation of Patrician IV contains the main game Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade itself, as well as the add-on...
Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty is an add-on for Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade. The two main additions are...
The game is set in time of famous Desert Storm operation, where you can control Iraqi or Coallition forces to...
Patrizier II: Aufschwung der Hanse is an expansion to the original Patrician II: Quest for Power game. The content is...
The Limited Edition includes: Patrician IV Patrizier II (Gold Edition) Two exclusive ingame-items (a ship and a building) Two-sided poster...
Nintendo DS (2008)
An expanded remake of the first game, Healing Hands once again puts the player into the shoes of a new...
Pax Romana is a real-time strategy game in the tradition of Europa Universalis. The setting: the ancient Mediterranean world. The...
Pax Solaris is a strategy game set in space. On a overhead stellar map the player sees a lot of...
PCTris 3D is a 3D version of the game Tetris.The playing screen shows the 3D well into which blocks are...
This game is based on the Japanese Pepsi mascot who appeared in different commercials in Japan. In these he appeared...
Perimeter is the self-appointed rebirth of the Real Time Strategy genre. It employs three innovations to the genre to set...
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Real-Time is part of Themes. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Cyberpunk / Dark Sci-Fi
- Detective / Mystery
- Game Show
- Historical Battle (specific/exact)
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Meditative / Zen
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Persistent Universe
- Rhythm / Music
- Sci-Fi / Futuristic
- Spy / Espionage
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel